[1] membership

Laos is currently a member of the following international conventions:

- Paris Convention (since October 1998);

- Patent Cooperation Treaty (since June 2006);

- World Trade Organization (since February 2013).



[1] time limit

twelve [12] months counted from the earliest priority date is limited to claim the priority on the basis of the conventional patent application under Paris Convention.

thirty [30] months from the earliest priority date claimed in PCT application is limited to enter the national phase under PCT Article 22 or PCT Article 39.